Members of the St. Marcellinus Secondary School bocce team demonstrate their technique. The team is taking part in the ROPSSAA tournament at St. Marcellinus on October 7 and 8. The recreational component of the tournament includes student athletes with diverse learning needs.
On October 7, students across Dufferin-Peel participated in the International Walk to School Day. Over 60 students at St. Faustina School participated in walking together to school in an effort to decrease traffic and increase physical activity.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support the United Way by participating in the board’s 28th Annual Wilf Hartzenberg Walk/Run/Roll event on September 27.
On September 22, Cardinal Leger Secondary School in Brampton unveiled its new athletic playing field named after the Honourable William G. (Bill) Davis. Mr. Davis is a long-time Brampton resident and Catholic education supporter, who served as Ontario’s 18th Premier from 1971-1985. Minister of Education Liz Sandals joined Mr. Davis to cut the ribbon at the official dedication and blessing ceremony.
Construction is complete on 25 newly enhanced outdoor learning environments for Kindergarten students. These new outdoor learning areas are part of Phase 2 of a multi-year initiative that adheres to the principles of early learning pedagogy being implemented in Dufferin-Peel Catholic elementary schools. The newly enhanced playgrounds include several different areas and elements that stimulate creative and active learning.
On September 8, the St. Sofia School community celebrated the official reopening of the school following a one-year renovation project which included an eight classroom addition, expansion of the gymnasium, installation of a barrier-free lift, as well as improvements to the Kiss ‘n Ride, parking areas, washrooms and mechanical systems.